The Trojan Horse of the Plant Kingdom Academic Article uri icon


  • The advent of host-induced gene silencing (HIGS) technology for the development of pathogen-resistant cultivars led to the discovery of cross-kingdom RNA interference. In a recent Science paper, Cai et al. (2018) discovered that plant extracellular vesicles act as Trojan horses to deliver small RNAs into fungi to fight infection.

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  • 1.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Castillo-González, C., & Zhang, X.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • July 2018